Eleven Minutes

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Eleven Minutes is he retellin of Maria, a oung bo from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she migh alway find true happines, instead believing that “ love is a horribl thing that would ake you suffer.... ” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune.

Maria ’ s despairing view of love is put to the test when she eets th handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to hoose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to get her own “ inner light ” and the necessity of sacred sex, sex in the perspective of love.
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273
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Onze minutos
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Published 2003 by HarperOne

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like every other Coelho book I 've read, it let me down in the nd.

and still, his characters always seem to end up living " happily ever after. " his one was about my favorite topic ( s): sex, pain and uffering, pleasure, enthrallment, identity; the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves ( " trust me, I 'm telling you stories "), the rationalization of emotion and spiritualization of the mundane -- Hey: the mystery of life.

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I do not now if Coelho was trying to eally get in the indset of a ma by over-analyzing sex, but I like a real woman would be less philosophical and more emotional about her experiences.

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Moreove the lesson taught borders on relationship counseling and sexual education.

Uncomfortable in the feeling that the information being learned as one reads each chapter is not theirs to have.

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Maria is now split between her sexual fantasies and true love for Ralf.

Meanwhil she decides that it is time for her to leave Geneva with her memory of Ralf, because she knows that they are worlds apart.

But before leaving, she pretend to rekindle the dead sexual fire in Ralf and learns from him about the nature of Sacred Sex, sex which is mingled with true love and which involves the giving up of one 's soul for the loved one.عنوانها: 11 دقیقه؛ یازده دقیقه؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه جولای سال 2003 میلادیعنوان: 11 دقیقه، نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: آزاده تویسرکانی؛ تهران، زرین؛ 1382؛ در 328 ص؛ شایک: 9644073908؛ از ترجمه آلمانی به فارسی ترجمه شده؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان برزیلی سده 21 معنوان: یازده دقیقه، نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: شهرزاد فتوحی؛ تهران، کتابسرای نیک؛ 1383؛ در 264 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، پوینده، 1387؛ در 130 ص؛ شابک: 9789642950140؛ عنوان: یازده دقیقه، نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: کیومرث پارسای؛ مشهد، نی نگار 1385؛ در 303 ص؛ شابک: 9642617021؛ ماریا، دختری برزیلی، از شهری کوچک است.

او نیز همانند همه آدمها پاک به دنیا آمد، و در ابتدای نوجوانی، مرد زندگی خود را، در رویاهای خود، به صورت مردی ثروتمند، و خوش قیافه، و باهوش و ... ؛ تجسم میکرد.

در یازده سالگی، عاشق همکلاسی خود میشود، اما در فرصتیکه به دستش آمد، سر صحبت را باز نکرد، و زمانیکه خود را آماده گفتگو نمود، آن پسر از آن شهر، به جایی دور میرود، و بدین ترتیب یاد گرفت، که انسانهای محبوب، و مورد علاقه، سرانجام میروند.

زمانیکه « ماریا » برای گذراندن تعطیلات، به ریودوژانیرو میرود، در ساحل کوپاکابانا، با مردی سوییسی روبرو میشود، که این مرد به او پیشنهاد کار در سوییس میدهد.

او پس از مدتی بیکاری، و هزینه کردن پس انداز خویش، و گشتن دنبال کار به عنوان مانکن و ... ؛ نهایتاٌ بالاجبار یا با اختیار، به کار روسپیگری میپردازد، و تصمیم میگیرد که آنکار را به مدت محدودی ( یک سال) انجام دهد، تا بتواند با اندوخته ی خود، خانه ای برای خانواده، و مزرعه ای نیز در « برزیل » بخرد، و به وطن بازگردد .... ؛ موضوع داستان البته به خودی خود جنجالی است، و جالب توجه؛ اما نخستین نکته ای که خوانشگر را تحت تاثیر قرار میدهد، آن است، که « ماریا » یک فرد ویژه است: او به کتابخانه میرود، و کتاب میخواند، و کوشش میکند، تا آموخته هایش را گسترش دهد.

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In short, he ha a creature made to fly about freely in the sky, bringing joy to everyone who saw him.One day, a woman saw this bird and fell in love with him.

Anothe woman felt terribly sad and spent all her time thinking about him But she did not emember the cage, she thought only of the day when she had seen him for tenth time, flying contentedly amongst the clouds.If she had looked more deeply into herself, she should have notice that what had thrilled her about the bird was his freedom, the energy of his wings in motion, not his physical body.Without the bird, her life too lost all meaning, and Death came knocking at her door.

And hen the guy embraced him and he wante to Coelho that, " They ( Coelho 's books) make me dream. " I hink that pretty sum up what kind of books Coelho 's are.Second: This book ctually talks a lot about sex so I really recommend this ook to adult readers, 18 years old and above.

So anywa, adult readers or if you 're sensitive about sex or anything about it maybe this book is onl for you.Third: My only complain about essa is that ... there 's never a Filipino character in his ook and she 's a prostitute in the ook and she 's Maria 's friend.

Stil it 's my time to writ it and I 'm definitel excited since one of my classmate really like it and he though that tha is his most favorite Coelho book.

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